What do we have here? Canadian Forces Food Packet

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What do we have here? Canadian Forces Food Packet

Post by donjuan_21 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:13 pm

Hey Guys, I got this recently from a great guy on a gun forum I'm a member of. I've been trying to find info on it but so far I've come up blank. All I know is what's printed on it and it has 1987 in permanent marker. Wondering if any of you know, is it rare, what's in it? I'm so tempted to crack it open but I thought I should investigate a little first.
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Re: What do we have here? Canadian Forces Food Packet

Post by Eistee » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:40 pm

It is definetly something special i would say, the writing on it would be if i read correctly 1987, but i have no info on it.

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Post by donjuan_21 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:14 pm

Thanks for the input Eistee. I've sent a msg to the guy who sent it to me to see if he knows it's origins or anything about it. I'll post his reply when I get it.

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Re: What do we have here? Canadian Forces Food Packet

Post by specopsaust » Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:04 am

1983 edition of the same packet discussed here - viewtopic.php?t=5591

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Post by donjuan_21 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:17 am

Thanks for the link Spec. I guess I must have been blind when I searched cause I didn't see it. Now I guess the question is, should I open it or send it to one of the YouTube reviewers........

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Post by cavguy » Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:31 pm

I like the print on the front, "Food Provides For Three Days" followed by, "Eat No Food First Day." Nice one there, I would be extremely agitated to say the least if I was using this thing in a real world situation.

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Post by steve1989 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:39 pm

cavguy wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:31 pm
I like the print on the front, "Food Provides For Three Days" followed by, "Eat No Food First Day." Nice one there, I would be extremely agitated to say the least if I was using this thing in a real world situation.
That would indeed be frustrating. Wait 24 hours to set your body into starve mode and then open that thing to find essentially all snacks and some hot cocoa. So what if one is low on water supply? I have downed cocoa powder without water once and it was somewhat thirst provoking. And the other components again are just sweets. Which in theory is better for it requires less water content to assimilate carbs over say protein.. but it's just so demoralizing!

That is a neat pack - Gundog sent me one a couple years ago and then I did one of the most uninformative and terrible shoots ever with it. Then never released the thing. I hate when that happens - live & learn and get your info/preparations straight before a shoot.

Mine had 2 cocoas and 2 hardened up beverage bases. It was a 1983 also - and it was slightly different the nomenclature also started "For Maritime" so I am assuming it was an over the water version. Again.. what if water supply is critically limited? Does one just eat the drink powders and chase with a little canned water or pouched water? It was a strange scope of design from the get go. But hey, money went into the development and testing I can only assume.. so it musta worked to some degree.
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Post by donjuan_21 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:48 pm

Thanks for the reply Steve, very informative. If you’d do a review on it I’d be glad to send it to you. That way all of us who are subscribed to your channel can check it out!

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Post by steve1989 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:02 pm

Hey thank you Don!

I see you sent a PM will respond to that now. I'd be thrilled to give it another shot - this time I have a much better grasp on being able to give something like that a proper review.

I cannot help but to wonder if this survival food packet was part of a more comprehensive survival kit. Perhaps part of a bailout seat or maybe a general purpose survival ration issued to specific Canadian Forces - who exactly would still be a great thing to find out.


Thanks so much again! It would get shared here too on this thread or perhaps a new one in the International Ration Reviews.
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Re: What do we have here? Canadian Forces Food Packet

Post by donjuan_21 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:25 pm

I spoke to the previous owner and he stated it came in an RCAF Pilot Survival Vest that he purchased for his collection and he only wanted the vest not the components. That was all he knew about it. For anyone interested in this thread, I will be sending it to Steve for him to review.

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